Thursday, April 01, 2010

Philly Girl Friday Hiring

Amy Carpenter is now hiring for her company Philly Girl Friday (men as well as women). Click here for information.

Gluten-Free Communion

I came back from study leave and received thanks for the gluten-free communion wafers offered at this past Sunday's communion service along with the regular bread. Wish I could take the credit but knew nothing about it. I've since learned that Maxine Young initiated the idea and worked out the details with Sebastian Demoiney. So, those of you who partook of the bread for the first time in years, you have those two to thank.

Census Completion

I completed my census questionairre today, just meeting today's deadline. Would have done it sooner, if I knew it would only take five minutes. Life is simple with no kids and no one else living at home, and they don't ask questions about pets.

Now I suppose I should start my taxes. Can I get a deduction for dog food expenses?

Sunrise Celebration

Have you ever been to the Sunrise (which fortunately rises late at 7:30) Service in Rittenhouse Square park? If not, try coming this year. It is a rarity, but we are expecting sunny, warm weather. We don't normally have our Senior Minister speaking, but Phil will give the message "One Final Lift." Anyhow, it is a great way to start the celebration of our Lord's resurrection - out in the park, singing hymns with the Westminster Brass. And it is a great witness to our neighbors walking by.

Afterwards, we walk back to the church and join the crowd having their Pancake Breakfast up in Fellowship Hall.

Good Friday and Easter

Tomorrow is our Good Friday noon service and the Good Friday Choral Service in the evening. This link will give you the pertinent info for those services and for Easter Sunday. I am looking at the church parking placard on the back and see that we do have parking for both Friday services. Here is a link to the parking info, which tells you where you can park.

The noon service typically is under an hour so people can get back to work if needed. For the evening service, I recommend coming at 7:00, a half hour before the service begins. I've noticed the attendance growing each year. By the way, Christy Corbett who is in the choir, thinks it will be the best Good Friday concert yet (which is a little hard to believe given what we have already heard).

Church Floors

The carpet cleaners have been busy the last two days getting the floors looking their best. I got my first look at the sanctuary flooring on Monday. A beautiful job. What remains is the pulpit platform and then a sealing of all the tile work. I believe that will be done next week. Got to get everything looking right for the big wedding April 17.

Of Phil and Cora and April Fool's

I was tempted to do some kind of April Fool's joke, but given the recent announcements about Phil and Cora, how could I have topped those?

Sunday is Cora's last day on the job. Get your hugs in while you can this Sunday.

How and Why Pornography Hurts Marriage

A new article at the Harvest USA website on pornography and marriage.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Benefit Concert


Devoted father, Jim Sweet, passed away on November 6th due to complications from swine flu and pneumonia. He left behind five children and his wife, Sandi. As a community, we would like to care for and encourage the Sweet family.

Join us for an evening of Exceptional Instrumental Music Saturday, April 10th at 7pm at Village Presbyterian Church Hartford Rd., Mt. Laurel, NJ.

MUSICIANS: Classical and sacred music featuring the Temple Prep Harp Ensemble, plus professional musicians Kimberly Rowe on harp, Beverly Pugh Corry on flute, and Jason Chase on piano along with local talent presenting flute, harp, viola, voice, and bagpipe.
HOSTED BY: The South Jersey Chapterof the Junior State of America.

A love offering will be collected and donations will be accepted for the Sweet family. If you are unable to join us for the concert but would like to make a contribution, donations can be made out to: “Sweet Family Fund” and mailed to 38 Cochise Circle, Medford Lakes, NJ 08055

Nagoya Opportunity

Michael Oh has a short video about an opportunity for purchasing property in downtown Nagoya for Christ Bible Seminary. You can access here on a link that takes you to Josh Harris' blog.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Prayer Request

Please be in prayer for new Tenth member Ernest Grant, whose mother died yesterday. Her funeral will be held this coming Saturday.

Justice at Tenth

Last Saturday, Eagles football player Winston Justice spoke to the boys and men of Tenth. (Double click a picture to get a larger size.)

Monday, March 29, 2010

ESL Teachers Needed

Northeast Community Church is reaching the Northeast Philadelphia immigrant community with an English as a Second Language (ESL) program. We prefer native English speaker to teach. We are currently looking for teachers who are available on Saturday 9:30am-11am or Monday 9:00am-10:30am. Our address is 3300 Tyson Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19149. If you are interested, please contact Rev. Maranatha Chung at (267)240-3326 or by email.

Middle School Mentoring Program

Penn CommuniTech's Middle School Mentoring Program

Any student, Grades 4-8, who is interested in learning about computers.

Three great computer training sessions, we'll be teaching kids all about software (Microsoft, Excel, PowerPoint), hardware, the Internet, and even basic programming. It's a fun, no-pressure learning environment, and each student will be paired with a Penn undergraduate student mentor for the program.

AND we will be giving each student a computer to take home, complete with keyboard, mouse, monitor, cables, etc. at the end of the 3-week program. There is a $15 program fee (which covers all 3 sessions AND the free computer).

It will be taking place on campus at UPenn on Saturdays April 3rd, 10th, and 24th from 12:30pm-3:30pm.

APPLICATION DEADLINE – April 3rd, but please RSVP by leaving a message at 518-253-3399, including a phone number to contact you. Places are limited so please call as soon as possible.

Any questions can be directed to Angela Mu at or (518) 253-3399. Information about Penn CommuniTech can be found at and here’s a link to a recent radio story about the program.

Aunt Christy

Christy Corbett reported on Friday that she is "an aunt!!!" (She is semi-excited.) Lilly Lynn was born at 5:51 pm. 7b 15 oz. Mom and baby are both doing fine.

Looking for 6-Weeks Housing

A Christian female graduate student at the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Penn State is doing my 6-week externship from mid-May till the end of June at the HMS School (for Children with Cerebral Palsy) on 4400 Baltimore Avenue. She is from Malaysia. She is looking to rent near the school. She can be contacted by email.